L-Codeine review

L-Codeine is for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, for reducing fever, and for coughs. L-Codeine is an opioid, mimicking the effect of endorphins, naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals.


Some side effects include dizziness, light-headedness, feeling, faint, sleepiness, nausea or emesis, vision disturbance, unusual tiredness or weakness, insomnia, costiveness, stomach cramps, painful urination, redness or swelling at the place of injection, nightmares, a false sense of well-being, xerostomia, headache, or malaise. Patients may also experience less common side effects including dark urine, bloody, black or tarry stools, white spots on lips or mouth, sore throat, pain in your lower back or side, jaundice, irregular heartbeat, restlessness, tremor or uncontrolled movements, perspiration, irregular breathing, facial swelling, ringing in the ears, flushing, depression or mood swings, pale stools, or hallucinations.


Taking too much L-Codeine can be dangerous. A patient should seek emergency help immediately if they experience cold or clammy skin, severe weakness, confusion, slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, low blood pressure, liver or kidney damage, or severe restlessness or nervousness.


Some medical problems may affect the way a patient takes L-Codeine. Patients need to tell their doctor if they have a history of alcohol abuse or drug addiction, emotional problems, brain diseases or head injuries, lung diseases such as emphysema, enlarged prostate, asthma, epilepsy, low blood pressure, gallstones, colitis, heart disease, kidney or liver disease or a history of convulsions. If a patient has an under active thyroid, their chances are increased of having serious side effects. Do not stop taking L-Codeine suddenly. It is possible that you will experience withdrawal symptoms, including perspiration, nausea, runny nose, severe fatigue, emesis, pain, and depression.


There have been no conclusive studies on whether or not analgesics such as L-Codeine are harmful to a pregnancy or a developing fetus. Animal studies have shown that these medicaments can produce defects in animals, but only when taking very high dosages. It is known that taking too much L-Codeine during pregnancy can cause the baby to be born with an addiction to this medication. Also, if L-Codeine is taken for pain relief during delivery, the baby might be born with breathing problems.


Most medicaments of this class do not cause complications for breastfeeding. However, if the mother is taking large amounts, the nursing baby might become addicted. L-Codeine given to children under the age of two may cause these children to develop breathing problems. Some children may react to this medication with increased excitement or restlessness. Studies show that children should not be given extended-release L-Codeine tablets, and it should not be given at all to children under12. Elderly patients also show an increased sensitivity to L-Codeine, especially breathing problems, and should be closely monitored for adverse effects.

L-codeine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of l-codeine

 Molecular formula of l-codeine is C18H21NO3
 Chemical IUPAC Name is (5(,6()-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-ol
 Molecular weight is 299.364 g/mol
 L-codeine available : 30mg capsules

Generic name: Codeine

Brand name(s): Codicept, Codicompren, Coducept, Methylmorphine

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